Copper Breaks State Park Trail

Quanah, Texas

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Rugged scenery, low visitation, and a staff that’s eager to help you enjoy your time in this park all combine to make riding in Copper Breaks State Park a very pleasant experience. It’s not the most exciting riding in the state, but it’s got its virtues—like some speedy hardpack through wide-open terrain and the fact that it’s one of the few places to ride in this area. A portion of the Texas longhorn herd also resides in the park, so roll by and moo them a big hello. There’s much to enjoy riding here. You won’t pass many other people; most likely it’ll be just you and the roadrunners, which can make for a wonderful day in and of itself. It’d be awfully hot out here in the summertime, but fall or spring is perfect for riding, when you can actually welcome the sun on your face. Flat, scrubby badlands striped by shallow ravines and low, mean-looking hills make this park threateningly beautiful; by the end of your time here, you’ll find yourself appreciating the scenery. There are also plenty of Tread: Mostly doubletrack.
Mountain Biking Texas

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Mountain Biking Texas

by Christopher Hess (Falcon Guides)

Rugged scenery, low visitation, and a staff that’s eager to help you enjoy your time in this park all combine to make riding in Copper Breaks State Park a very pleasant experience. It’s not the most exciting riding in the state, but it’s got its virtues—like some speedy hardpack through wide-open terrain and the fact that it’s one of the few places to ride in this area.

A portion of the Texas longhorn herd also resides in the park, so roll by and moo them a big hello. There’s much to enjoy riding here. You won’t pass many other people; most likely it’ll be just you and the roadrunners, which can make for a wonderful day in and of itself. It’d be awfully hot out here in the summertime, but fall or spring is perfect for riding, when you can actually welcome the sun on your face. Flat, scrubby badlands striped by shallow ravines and low, mean-looking hills make this park threateningly beautiful; by the end of your time here, you’ll find yourself appreciating the scenery. There are also plenty of Tread: Mostly doubletrack.

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Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Quanah
Distance: 9
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Technical Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Physical Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Duration: 2 hours
Season: Year-round, local conditions permitting
Local Contacts: Copper Breaks State Park
Local Maps: USGS Teacup Mountain, Margaret
Driving Directions: Directions to Copper Breaks State Park Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

4/4/2008
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Nice little red sandstone canyon on part of the trail. Fairly easy hike


9/1/2007
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As of 9/1/07 The Rocky Ledges trail is pretty hardcore but often lose sight of the actual trail (not well marked). The ranger said there has been some erosion problems with this trail due to the heavy rains this year. This erosion has created some very nasty sections of this trail. This trail is extremely difficult. The Bull Canyon Loop takes you around in circles, even if you bring a map, you might still wander off into the primitave camp sites. This trail is easy. The 3 mile trail that connects Bull Canyon Loop and Rocky Ledges is thick with grass and has a downed tree. The ranger said they haven't been able to keep up on their mowing due to all the rains. This trail is easy, but just slightly more technical than Bull Canyon. Overall I give the park 3 out of 5 stars. We were there Labor day weekend, tent camping, and were practically the only ones there. The trails were "adventurous" so we didn't mind all the troubles.



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May 2018